United suffered a setback at the weekend with a 2-1 defeat to Weston-super-Mare. Left-back Liam Davis is looking forward to getting back out at Plainmoor to set United back on track for promotion.
United were able to find a equaliser through Jamie Reid to cancel out an early strike from Gethyn Hill but Alex Bray struck late for Weston to seal all three points.
“We had a slow start in the first half and we didn’t play as we have been playing,” said Liam after training today.
“We allowed them to have opportunities that we wouldn’t normally let them have if we had been on our game. In the second half we came out and looked more like ourselves. We basically dominated the whole of the second half until there was an error and they got their goal.”
Manager Gary Johnson set aside time for the team to view clips from Saturday’s match to see what they did well, and things they can improve upon.
“We reflected on the game today to see what we could have done better and what we did well in the game. Watching the highlights, their ‘keeper has pulled off some good saves and we had chances to win the game by five. Sometimes the ball just doesn’t go into the net but the important thing is that you are creating the chances in the first place. Because you’ve lost, you forget the good things the team has done.”
Davis still marvels at the steep improvement United have made since the appointment of manager Gary Johnson in September.
“If you look at our whole season, where we’ve been and where we are now, we’ve had an unbelievable turnaround. We’re still at the top of the league and we’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”
Davis believes that Tuesday night’s match will be very different to the last time that United faced Chelmsford in the opening game of the season.
“When we played them in the first game of the season they were really up for the match. It was our first taste of National League South for most of the players here. It was a bit new for us, but now we’re a team that is gelled together. I’m not sure whether they’ve had a big turnover in players but they’re going to see a different team. They’re going to be no mugs and we’ll be prepared for them from the kick-off.”
National League South | Torquay United Vs Chelmsford City | 05/03/18 | Plainmoor, TQ1 3PS | 7:45pm KO | To buy and print your tickets in advance click here. If this is your first visit to Plainmoor then please click here.